AirDance New Mexico

Flying low over the high desert

Dara Minkin and Amy Bourque on our aerial cube,
from our November 2013, Whichever Way the Wind Blows

Photo by Guadalupe Chavez

AirDance New Mexico is a company of multi-disciplinary artists who collaborate with each other to create exciting, innovative performances, featuring their critically acclaimed aerial dances and multi-media movement theater works. AirDance productions incorporate trapezes, aerial fabric, swings, hoops, aerial cube, and invented apparatus and interactive sets, created from a variety of materials. Performances feature original music by local artists and may include original scripts, projections, unusual props, and whatever else may strike our fancy. AirDance shows seek to entertain while exploring our lives and dreams, shedding light on hidden aspects of our collective being. AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in 2011. AirDance New Mexico offers classes and workshops at our home, the AirDance ArtSpace, and is available for special workshops and performances for your group or organization.

Katy Andersen, Christina Cavaleri, and Joanna Furgal,
from our May 2014 show, Fight or Flight

Photo by Jeff Hartzer

SPRING 2015 SHOWS

Our Junior Company debuts March 13-15, 2015!

IN A LAND FAR, FAR AWAY
Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 1:30 pm
at the AirDance ArtSpace
$10 general admission; $8 seniors, students; $5 children

The Flying Monkeys, our Junior Company of 11 talented young women, will present their original aerial choreography about the twisted and misunderstood characters of fairy stories and folklore! Featuring Peter Pan, a 3-headed monster, the Cheshire Cat, Jack in the Box and a few Jills, Thumbelina, Chicken Little's Father, broken dolls, Her Wicked Witchiness, cuddly dragons, Tinkerbell, Dorothy, the biggest aphid you've ever seen, and, of course, flying monkeys! Advanced tickets now available HERE (up to 3 hours before show time) and will be at our Will Call desk (will not be shipped)!

 

and there's more ...

Our ADULT spring show is on for May 15-17, 2015!

THE OUTTAKES
Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm
at the AirDance ArtSpace
$15 general admission; $10 seniors, students

A celebration of the abnormal, deviant, impaired, and dysfunctional! Probably not suitable for the little kiddies. Advanced tickets will be available in, like, April ... probably. Can one be efficient with a show about dysfunction?

 

 AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization


Scroll down for information on our aerial arts classes.

Contact AirDance New Mexico:
Email: AirDance New Mexico
Phone: (505)842-9418

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AIRDANCE NEW MEXICO WINTER-SPRING SESSION STARTS JANUARY 5, 2015:

AirDance New Mexico classes at the AirDance ArtSpace,
3030 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque

Mixed-Aerial Classes for Adults and older Teens*
Mondays, 6-7 pm, starting January 5th (No class April 13th.)
Instruction on trapezes, lyras (aerial hoops), silks (aerial fabric), and more!
Open to all experience levels; drop-ins welcome; individualized attention available.

New Class: Aerial Fitness*
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, starting January 13th (No class April 14th.)
Conditioning for everyday life and aerials. Increase strength, flexibility, and core activation!
Open to all experience levels; drop-ins welcome; regular participation encouraged.

Aerial Fabric Lab for Adults and older Teens*
Wednesdays, 6-7 pm, starting January 7th (No class April 15th.)
An ongoing class concentrating on skill and sequence building specific to silks
Students need not have previous experience with aerial fabric; regular participation encouraged.

*No registration required. Inquire about suitability for minors. A liability waiver must by signed for each participant. To purchase class cards in advance and to view our cancellation and refund policy, please see registration page here.

$15/single class; $65 for 5-class card; $120 for 10-class card
Class cards may be used for any and all combinations of
adult classes during the session and may be shared.

For the youngsters, we have ...

Mixed-Aerial Classes for Children and Adolescents (ages 8-14)
Saturdays, 1:30-2:45 pm, starting January 10th (No class April 4th.)
Instruction in trapezes, lyras (aerial hoops), and aerial fabric
$120 for all 10 classes; $65 for 5 classes. (This class not available on drop-in basis. Regular attendance highly encouraged.)
Registration required. Click here for registration information and to prepay via PayPal.

Junior Company
Junior Company members are experienced adolescent/teen students of AirDance New Mexico, committed to collaboratively creating original performances. Company currently full. Auditions for new members TBD - possibly late spring/early summer 2015. If interested in aerial instruction for your child in addition to our Saturday class, please contact us. We offer private, semi-private and small group lessons by appointment. (Older teens may also be eligible to participate in adult classes.)

For everyone ...

Private, semi-private, and group lessons and workshops
AirDance New Mexico offers private, semi-private, and small group (3-4 people) lessons in aerial arts, conditioning, and choreography by appointment. We also offer special workshops for your small to large group (5-16 people) in trapeze, lyra, silks, or any combination. Great way to celebrate a birthday, bachelorette party, graduation, promotion, or just an excuse to get together and sweat and have fun. We are also available to conduct workshops for educational institutions and special needs populations. Please inquire with us. (Not available for children younger than 8 years of age.)

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What should I wear to AirDance classes?
The aerial arts present clothing limitations. We recommend flexible, body-hugging clothing that will stay in place when hanging upside down. Clothing should have NO hard fasteners or decorations (zippers, snaps, rhinestones, etc.). Torso should be fully covered. Good to have thighs and knees covered for trapeze and lyra (hoop), although not essential. Long or capri leggings recommended for fabric (silks). Supportive undergarments are strongly recommended for males, especially for working on the silks. We ask that you remove all jewelry, especially for fabric, and secure long hair away from your face. Please have fingernails and toenails neatly trimmed for fabric work. (Wow, those silks are really demanding!)

Contact AirDance New Mexico:
Click to e-mail AirDance New Mexico
Phone: (505)842-9418

 

AirDance New Mexico performance montage 2012-2014

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AirDance New Mexico highly recommends Discount Dance Supply for quality dancewear, costumes, shoes, and more! Enter "Studio ID# 73394" and receive 10% of your first purchase and 5% thereafter every time you use our ID# and Discount Dance supply will reward your favorite AirDancers!

AirDance New Mexico enjoys the thin air up there in Albuquerque!

Thanks to AbqARTS and The Morning Brew with Larry Ahrens for this spot!

 

Josh Burgess and Morgan Harris,
from our 2012 show, Fear of Falling

Photo by Jeff Hartzer

 

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Donations to AirDance New Mexico of all shapes and sizes are gratefully accepted at any time and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law!

For more information:

AirDance New Mexico, Inc.
P.O. Box 25892
Albuquerque, NM 87125-0892
(505) 842-9418

Click to e-mail AirDance New Mexico

 AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization

Just a little of our day-old press ...

Feature story about show, Fear of Falling, in the UNM Daily Lobo, "Free Form Falling" (2/2/12)

KUNM "Performance New Mexico" interview Spencer Beckwith and Debra Landau (aired 2/9/12)

2012 Arts/Dance in Review "Audiences Heard the Dance, Saw the Music" Albuquerque Journal (12/30/2012)

Website design and hosting donated by Aquila Arts LLC.

AirDance New Mexico recommends C and H Productions for all your video production needs. Excellent service! Fabulous result!

For local dance clothing and dance shoes, visit New Mexico Dancewear!

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Debra Landau

Artistic Director Debra Landau performs Spiderwoman in Albuquerque's KIMO Theater, 1998

"A circus [of] trapezes, trampolines and ropes. Monologues on everything from spitting to religion. Live rock music and videotapes. Are you thinking modern dance? Dancer/choreographer Debra Landau could change your mind about the art form."

Anthony DellaFlora, The Albuquerque Journal

 

 

AirDance New Mexico (the old pre-incorporation incarnation) on You Tube

 

About AirDance New Mexico and Artistic Director Debra Landau

"Landau is one of those rare artists who can combine voice quality and dance in a mutually enhancing harmony. Affinities, done to a rich and moving text by Jeff Hartzer, demonstrated her ability to fulfill verbal images with movement sub-text."

Jennifer Noyer, The Albuquerque Journal

"Debra Landau [is] Apollonian grace."

John Gwynn, The New Mexican

"Shaman's Death, an air dance on a trapeze, allows the dancer/choreographer freedom to explore air itself as a metaphor . . . and evoked images of transformation. [The trapeze's] magical powers seemed to free the dancer to glide, soar and explore her body's placement in the world-space of the theater."

Jennifer Noyer, The Albuquerque Journal

"Debra Landau was compelling in her sinister, sinuous role . . . Ikebana had a . . . soothing, meditative quality, with gentle movements that culminated in striking, sculptural poses."

Beth Bradley, The New Mexican

"Her wonderful expressiveness added . . . personality and depth to [the] monologue."

John Mandes, The Albuquerque Tribune

"Apparently used a single rope suspended from above the stage which divided into two strands midway down in space. The dancer rose serenely from the floor . . . and projected an almost supernatural presence."

Jennifer Noyer, The Albuquerque Journal

"A dancer who adds a bit of the circus to her performance."

Dave Brown, KGGM/KRQE TV, Albuquerque

"In many ways Landau confronts the mental barriers that restrict physical movement."

Jennifer Gubrud, The Daily Lobo

 

 

 

AirDance New Mexico is in residence at the AirDance ArtSpace. Originally a church built in the 1930s, the ArtSpace has been renovated to include an intimate black-box-style theatrical performance space with beautiful, sprung oak floors and ceiling beams for rigging aerial apparatus, sets, etc. The building also has meeting spaces, including a foyer and a Green Room. It is accessible to all.

AirDance ArtSpace

phone: 505.842.9418

 

airdance artspace

AirDance ArtSpace Theater/Performance Space

photo ©2004 by Anthony Richardson

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